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Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
onnecting Key West with both New Orleans and Charleston, and requested to be reported as after slavettle garrison, like Anderson and his men in Fort Sumter, worked faithfully, in the midst of hourly strengthen the fort. Like the dwellers in Fort Sumter, they were compelled to be non-resistant whple with those equally gallant defenders of Fort Sumter. Lieutenant Slemmer was commissioned major llery (First, U. S. A.) as the defenders of Fort Sumter. The Pickens medal. By the 1st of May Pryor and Ruffin, as we have seen, went to Charleston to urge an attack upon Fort Sumter, believinn had said the day before:--That ball fired at Sumter by Edmund Ruffin will do more for the cause ofs debating the question of the surrender of Fort Sumter, Governor Letcher sent in a communication fre were demonstrations of great delight. At Charleston the event caused the wildest excitement. Thomery, headed by Pryor, who had gone up from Charleston, See page 316. fired a hundred guns on th[9 more...]
Hampton Roads (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
om New York for the Gulf of Mexico with troops and supplies. See page 808. In the mean time the Government had dispatched Lieutenant John L. Worden of the Navy (the gallant commander of the first Monitor, which encountered the Merrimack in Hampton Roads), with an order to Captain Adams, of the Sabine, then in command of the little squadron off Fort Pickens, This squadron consisted of the frigate Sabine, steam sloop-of-war Brooklyn, gunboats Wyandotte and Crusader, store-ship Supply, and tl the 11th of November following, when he was paroled and ordered to report at Richmond, where Davis and his associates were then holding court. Cooper sent him to Norfolk, whence he was forwarded to the flag-ship of Admiral Goldsborough, in Hampton Roads, November 18, 1861. when Lieutenant Sharpe, of the insurgent navy, was exchanged for him. Statement of Lieutenant Worden to the author. Worden was the first prisoner of war held by the insurgents. Lieutenant Worden's family and friends
Fort Barrancas (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
orcing and supplying that fort. The President was averse to any initiatory movement on the part of the Government; but when, at the middle of January, it was announced that the insurgents had actually seized the Navy Yard at Warrington, and Forts Barrancas and MCRee, and were menacing Fort Pickens, he consented to have re-enforcements sent. These, consisting of only a single company of artillery, under Captain Vogdes, ninety in number, were taken from Fortress Monroe, whose garrison was alrea immediately embarked, The landing was effected not far from the flag-staff bastion, at about midnight, under the direction of Lieutenant Albert N. Smith, of Massachusetts. They had passed into the harbor, and under the guns of Forts McRee and Barrancas, unobserved. The whole expedition was in charge of Commander Charles H. Poor, assisted by Lieutenants Smith, of the Brooklyn, Lew and Newman, of the Sabine, and Belknap, of the St. Louis. The insurgents, in endeavoring to conceal their own mov
Cincinnati (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
more probable, said the Richmond Enquirer on the 13th of April, than that President Davis will soon march an army through North Carolina and Virginia to Washington, and it called upon Virginians who wished to join the Southern army, to organize at once. The first-fruits of Virginia secession, said the New Orleans Picayune South Carolina Light Infantry. of the 18th, will be the removal of Lincoln and his Cabinet, and whatever he can carry away, to the safer neighborhood of Harrisburg or Cincinnati — perhaps to Buffalo or Cleveland. The Vicksburg (Mississippi) Whig of the 20th said:--Major Ben. McCulloch has organized a force of five thousand men to seize the Federal Capital the instant the first blood is spilled. On the evening of the same day, when news of bloodshed in Baltimore was received in Montgomery, bonfires were built in front of the Exchange Hotel, and from its balcony Roger A. Pryor said, in a speech to the multitude, that he was in favor of an immediate march upon Wash
Fort Pickens (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the propothe conspirators were very anxious to seize Fort Pickens. before it should be re-enforced. We leftorts Barrancas and MCRee, and were menacing Fort Pickens, he consented to have re-enforcements sent. for the Brooklyn not to land any troops at Fort Pickens unless it should be attacked, but to give tyou will land with your company, re-enforce Fort Pickens, and hold the same till further orders. Itfew companions into a Flag-staff bastion, Fort Pickens. promised participation in his scheme. Theho were on the point of making an attack on Fort Pickens, observing the (ominous appearance of affaia spy informed him of the re-enforcement of Fort Pickens. That movement exasperated him, and he was A few days after the re-enforcement of Fort Pickens, the Atlantic and Illinois arrived with sevs a formidable force of insurgents menacing Fort Pickens, who were lying on the arc of a circle, fro[33 more...]
Mohawk (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
rations were made to throw Captain Brannan's company into Fort Taylor, and strengthen both fortresses against all enemies A little stratagem was necessary; so the Mohawk, which had been lingering near Key West, weighed anchor and departed, professedly on a cruise in search of slave-ships. This was to lull into slumber the vigilance of the secessionists, who were uneasy and wide awake when the Mohawk was there. She went to Havana on the 16th, November, 1860. where her officers boarded two of the steamers of lines connecting Key West with both New Orleans and Charleston, and requested to be reported as after slavers. . As soon as they were gone she weigheever attempted afterward. See statement of Surgeon Delavan Bloodgood, in the Companion to the Rebellion Record, Document 4. Mr. Bloodgood was in service on the Mohawk at that time. Let us now consider the siege of Fort Pickens. From the 18th of January, on which day Colonel Chase, the commander of the insurgents near Pen
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
Standard of the same date said:--Our streets are alive with soldiers (although North Carolina was a professedly loyal State of the Union), and added, Washington City will be too hot to hold Abraham Lincoln and his Government. North Carolina has said it, and she will do all she can to make good her declaration. The Wilmington (N. C.) Journal said:--When North Carolina regiments go to Washington, and they will go, they will stand side by side with their brethren of the South. The Eufaula (Alabama) Express said, on the 25th: April, 1861.--Our policy at this time should be to seize the old Federal Capital, and take old Lincoln arid his Cabinet prisoners of war. The Milledgeville (Georgia) Southern Recorder of the 30th, inspired by men like Toombs, Cobb, Iverson, and other leaders, said:--The Government of the Confederate States must possess the city of Washington. It is folly to think it can be used any longer as the Headquarters of the Lincoln Government, as no access can be had t
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ll enforce our demands at every hazard and at whatever cost. The burglar, using the same convenient logic, might, say to the householder about to be plundered by him, after having made the intended victim's near neighbor an accomplice, and with his aid had forced his way into the dwelling: Your plate, and your money, and your jewelry fall to my accomplice as a reversionary right, and we demand the surrender of your keys. All we ask is to be let alone. A quaint writer in the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, at that time, made the following amusing commentary on the conspirators' untruthful assertion--All we ask is to be let alone: --As vonce I valked by a dismal swamp, There sot an old Cove in the dark and damp, And at everybody as passed that road A stick or a stone this old Cove throwed; And venever he flung his stick or his stone, He'd set up a song of “Let me alone.” “Let me alone, for I loves to shy These bits of things at the passers by; Let me alone, for I've got your tin, <
Fort McRae (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
rgents had actually seized the Navy Yard at Warrington, and Forts Barrancas and MCRee, and were menacing Fort Pickens, he consented to have re-enforcements sent. Th to be safe against an attack by Virginians, while at the same time General Fort McRee and Confederate Battery opposite Fort Pickens. Scott held three hundred ts were greatly augmented in numbers near Pensacola, and were mounting guns in Fort McRee, and constructing new batteries near, all to bear heavily on Fort Pickens, Geh, of Massachusetts. They had passed into the harbor, and under the guns of Forts McRee and Barrancas, unobserved. The whole expedition was in charge of Commander iting on the 18th, said that the firing alarmed the insurgents. An attack on Fort McRee was expected. The troops were called out, and many of them lay on their armsPickens, who were lying on the arc of a circle, from the water-battery beyond Fort McRee on the right, to the Navy Yard on the left. They numbered nearly seven thous
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ght on the 9th, and departed early the following The Sabine. the Sabine was an old but stanch sailing vessel, and had been Commodore Shubrick's flag-ship in the Paraguay expedition, a few years before. morning for Pensacola, by way of Atlanta, in Georgia. He observed great excitement prevailing. Troops and munitions of war were being pushed forward toward Pensacola, and he thought it likely that he might be arrested; so, after reading his dispatches carefully, he tore them up. At dawn one--those who never held power over us should not now attempt our subjugation by arms. This we will, we must resist to the direst extremity. On the very next day April 30, 1861. Stephens, the so-called Vice-President, said in a speech at Atlanta, in Georgia:--A general opinion prevails that Washington City is. soon to be attacked. On this subject I can only say, our object is peace. We wish no aggressions on any one's rights, and will make none. But if Maryland secedes, the District of Col
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